Auto Transport by Region: The Pacific States
The Pacific States region of the U.S. consists of five states: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Hawaii. The Pacific States, as the name suggests, is comprised of all the states that border the Pacific Ocean. Home to over 70 million residents, the Pacific States have played a major role in the growth and sustenance of the United States since the turn of the 20th century, and California in particular is known as a financial and entertainment mecca. Cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle are major trading locations and major port cities as well, particularly Seattle, and historically have played a significant role in the formation of the U.S. we know today.
Transportation to and from the Pacific States can be easy or difficult to achieve, depending on where you are shipping from and to. The entire region is locked on the west coast, west of the Cascades and the Rocky Mountains – this cuts them off from the rest of the country geographically, which may explain the many differences that the Pacific States have when compared to many other regions of the U.S. The main north-south interstate through Washington, Oregon and California is I-5, a major interstate and one of the most crucial for the car shipping industry. It connects Mexico and Canada via the Pacific States, and passes through most major cities listed above, as well as many smaller areas that shippers only go through because the interstate is there.
For transportation services to or from Alaska or Hawaii, overseas auto transportation will be required. This is because no carriers run routes to Alaska through Canada due to the incredibly exorbitant taxes and fees that accompany the trek – not to mention the fact that it’s an 1800-mile journey through some of the most sparsely populated land in the entire hemisphere. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii will be done by overseas transport ship, which sail out of the Long Beach area when going to Hawaii and the Seattle area when heading to Alaska. If you’re looking for auto transportation services to or from anywhere in the Pacific States, you can fill out our free online quote request form to get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable shippers. If you have further questions about how we operate or what you can expect when filling out our free form, give us a call at our toll-free number. Our helpful representatives will be able to help answer your questions and get you on the right path.